Advanced Mandolin with Adrian Gross
This Advanced Mandolin workshop will cover everything you need to take your bluegrass mandolin playing to a performance-ready level. Special focus will be given to developing fiddle tune variations, interpreting vocal melodies and putting it all together with tremolo and double-stops to build personal breaks on the fly. Off we go!
Ever since he begged his parents for music lessons at the age of five, Adrian Gross’ life has been fully immersed in music. As one of Canada’s most sought after mandolin players, he has developed a reputation for his inventive playing and unique voice on the instrument, always with one eye to the tradition and one looking forward.
Through his career with the Toronto-based The Slocan Ramblers, Adrian has performed at music festivals across North America, from MerleFest to RockyGrass, Edmonton Folk Fest to Toronto Jazz Fest, and everywhere in between. As a sought-after workshop leader, Adrian has taught at some of the best camps throughout North America, including RockyGrass Academy and NimbleFingers.
Off the road, Adrian keeps busy performing with many of Canada’s leading musicians, from Kevin Breit to classical ensembles like the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra and Soundstreams, and the pit band for the Toronto musical Come From Away.
Adrian is here this week with his band the Slocan Ramblers.